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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

The BIG Climb - Grand Canyon NP Rim to Rim hike


Today we’ll be climbing up the Bright Angel Trail 4.6 miles (7.4 km) from Indian Garden campground to the South Rim, 3060 feet (933 meters). The dark green patch way down in the bottom is Indian Garden. The switch back part of the trail is called Jacob’s Ladder. Wish us luck!

21 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

and, it takes how long climbing like a snail (me)? to make it to the top?

looks like beautiful weather.

Carolyn said...

Oh what I would give to be on that hike with you today. Thanks for sharing as always. Have a wonderful weekend.
Smiles and blessings,

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

What you need is good lung capacity and strong legs which I know you have. Have fun. Looking forward to your comments.

DF

Carolyn Ford said...

I have done that hike! What a wonderful day that was...however...it took quite a lot of Tylenol to dull the aching muscles within minutes of reaching the South Rim! Don't sit down to rest...! I'd love to hike that trail again!!!

Diane AZ said...

That looks really awesome! Have a wonderful time. :)

Bibi said...

This is one part of the Canyon I do remember seeing...I always liked the name. I'd like to do it now on donkeyback...

Celeste said...

Wow my legs are aching just thinking about that climb! I hope it went well :)

Evelyn Howard said...

Good luck. Just think of putting one foot in front of the other!
p/s another amazing view - thanks for sharing

eileeninmd said...

Gee, I have to really admire you, my legs are aching just thinking about it. But the pleasure of being there would be so cool.

Berta said...

Hello there lady - wow what a view. I can't help but want to soar out, but don't try that.
Its going great here - space is clear and empty - see you soon
Berta

Martha Z said...

Hope you have as beautiful a day as in this pic. One step at a time until you reach the top, wish I were with you.

magiceye said...

best wishes!

awesome view!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW!! That is SOME hike there Gaelyn!! I hope it went well.

Splendid Little Stars said...

wishing you luck1 my dream--to hike down the Canyon and back up again, of course!

Firefly said...

That looks like some climb. I can imagine that it takes some time to get up. But an absolutely awesome view from the top.

Janie said...

I'm sure you'll have a great time. Your companions are lucky to have such a knowledgable tour guide!

Kathiesbirds said...

You must have strong legs and strong lungs!

Natural Moments said...

You don't need Luck anymore Gaelyn. You have transcended it. You go and accomplish whatever you set your mind or your Heart to.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: My knees ache just looking at that trail. That is a great photo.

Louise said...

Doesn't sound like something to do in the dead of summer. Glad it's fall.

Craver Vii said...

I THOUGHT I was not afraid of heights, until I saw the skinny, winding trail on that side of rock, like a slippery intestine. I've already fallen in my head... my stomach doesn't feel so good... urp.

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